View on the BlogAs work on the navigation menu continues, the need to fix the landing pages for the subnetworks became apparent. Fortunately the WordPress plugin Network Latest Post provides a cool way to include posts from blogs within the network. Shortcodes, which included the blog_ids for the network blogs, were added to a WordPress page.
nlposts number_posts=1 title_only=false blog_id=8 display_content=true excerpt_length=200 auto_excerpt=true sorting_limit=2
In turn, the page was set as the static Front page (Settings --> Reading Settings). This gives a dynamic update to those landing pages.